War Efforts

John 8: 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed in Him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed.
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
via John 8:31-33 KJ21 – Then said Jesus to those Jews who – Bible Gateway.

I might as well be up front with you.

I don’t like Halloween.
Actually I hate Halloween as it is traditionally celebrated with tricks and witches and the like. In the circles I travel we try to put another spin on it and hopefully give an alternative that is fun and perhaps even redemptive.  LORD willing that is what I will be doing tonight.

So my Journey devotional this morning was fitting and I’d like to share a thought from it with you. Let me just quote a bit of it.

“Satan fights mightily to weaken marriages, discourage believers, distract ministers, tear apart churches and destroy testimonies.”

Any of that cover any of us?
Any of us married?
Any of us a believer in JESUS CHRIST?
Any of us have a pastor?
Any of us a member of a local church?
Any of us have a personal testimony that we walk with God?

Yes, on any point?

Then Journey‘s question this morning is for you (and me).

“Are you aware of the spiritual battles going on in your home, in your church? Prayer and truth are our primary weapons in spiritual warfare. Are you using them?”

And actually I am late this morning in my ‘war efforts’ so I’m gonna move from here to there. Please you all be praying too. Click HERE for names.

Keep braving the Dark with The LIGHT,


If you are struggling with fear, anger, frustration, unforgiveness or something else, this can help.

Psalm 28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.
via Ps 28 NASB – A Prayer for Help and Praise for Its – Bible Gateway.

6 Blessed be the LORD,
Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart exults,
And with my song I shall thank Him.
via Ps 28 NASB – A Prayer for Help and Praise for Its – Bible Gateway.

We cry for help and HE IS THE HELP. Amen and amen.

Please click HERE and pray for others.

Keep braving the Dark with The LIGHT,

For Us To Believe

Ephesians 2:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
via Ephesians 2:10 NLT – For we are Gods masterpiece He has – Bible Gateway.

It was Kimberly who introduced me to this verse in this version, for the rest of her post please click HERE.

It is praying for World Evangelism day for me – I’m still praying for the people on Crozet Islands. Click HERE to read my introductory post about them.

And if you are not all clicked out click HERE and pray for others who need your prayers.

I realize I am quiet short today but Kimberly will take good care of your reading pleasure today, I promise.

Keep braving the dark with The LIGHT,

Free Online Dictionary Fear

Psalm 25:12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
via Ps 25 NASB – Prayer for Protection Guidance and – Bible Gateway.

Isn’t that an interesting phrase? Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Fear? Regular run of the mill fear?  Hmmm.

Fear: A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. via Fear – definition of Fear by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

No. Not that kind of fear. This kind:

My Hebrew Lexicon gives the Hebrew word for our English word fear as ary, transliterated yare’, meaning to stand in awe of, to honor, to respect.

So now. Let me give you a KT paraphrase of verse 12.

The man who is in awe of God, who honors God, who respects God will seek the LORD in all his (her) decisions; he will inquire of the LORD BEFORE the decision is made; he will pray saying, ‘LORD which should I choose?’ And even before he knows the LORD’s answer, he is determined to do it.

Further he/she who fears the LORD can expect this:

13 His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.
via Ps 25 NASB – Prayer for Protection Guidance and – Bible Gateway.

The one who fears the LORD lives prosperously. I like that! But what does it mean? This is what I think: that he who fears the LORD, his whole being is lavishly loved by God and he (or she) knows it! — whether she be in the midst of a trial or beyond the trial; when supplies are abundant or when there is scarcity. Through it all, she who lives LOVED passes it on to her children and they are well likely to receive this land of prosperous living for themselves.

It’s believing we are lavishly loved, always and forever, that keeps us free of Free Online Dictionary fear.

So, how free am I? How free are you?

Click HERE and pray, please. And this is Wednesday again so I am praying for you by name (or email address).  Love and provisions to you all in JESUS Name.

Keep braving the dark with The LIGHT,


A E I O U and sometimes Y — is that right?

I was reminded this morning as my hubby was reading one of his morning devotionals to me that where we position a vowel in a word changes more than just the word.


I got to go to work.
I got to iron clothes.
I got to mop the floor.

Change that o to an e and see what happens.

I GET to go to work today. That comes from the mouth of one whose heart is grateful to have a means of gainful employment to provide for her/his family.

I GET to iron clothes. Can only be spoken by one who appreciates such things as this:  I have an iron. I have a roof over my head wherein that iron is housed. Moreover I have clothes to wear – clean clothes even, or they would not need pressing.

I GET to mop the floor. Again. I have a floor. I have eyes that can see the need to clean. I have arms and legs that can actually perform the task.

See what I mean?
You try it.
What do you GOT to do that you really are blessed to GET to do?

Hebrews 12:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; via Hebrews 12:28 NASB – Therefore since we receive a kingdom – Bible Gateway.

Click HERE and pray – it’s a ‘service’ that ABBA seeing in secret will reward openly.

Keep braving the Dark with The LIGHT,